Android Engineer

Location: Hong Kong
Compensation: Monthly salary and stock options

About Soundbrenner:

Over 1 billion people have tried learning an instrument and failed. More than 90% of people who start playing music give up in less than a year. Enter Soundbrenner. By combining wearables with great software, Soundbrenner creates a music practice experience that is fun and rewarding, allowing anyone to learn and master any instrument. We make music practice addictive.

To date we shipped over 90,000 wearables and are in music stores in over 40 countries. Our mobile apps are used by over 600,000 musicians every month. We’re headquartered in Hong Kong and operate an additional office in Berlin. While we are proud of the progress we made so far, we still consider ourselves to be at the very beginning of what is to come.

Job summary:

This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual. As Android engineer at Soundbrenner, you’ll get the chance to work on our app The Metronome, which is used by over 600,000 musicians every month. As part of a small team, you’ll be able to take over real responsibility and contribute to the product that actually gets shipped to hundreds of thousands of users.

What you’ll do:

  • Frontend: Implement user interfaces based on great designs and specs
  • Backend: Implement robust communication with our backend server using the interwebs
  • IoT: Learn about implementing communication to our hardware product via Bluetooth Low Energy and Bluetooth 5
  • Architecture: We refactor – our code deserves to be beautiful
  • Keep an eye out for portability and scalability – we build software that lasts
  • Give feedback to the product owner about the specs, contribute to the roadmap planning
  • Learn about new concepts and technologies from your coworkers, and contribute your own ideas and knowledge
  • Pick up our challenge to reduce our bug count to (near?) zero

What we’re looking for:

  • You must hold a Bachelor’s or Masters degree from a Hong Kong university (mandatory)
  • Fluency in Kotlin & Java
  • Understanding of Google’s design principles and human interface guidelines
  • Understanding of the full mobile development and release life cycle
  • Experienced git user
  • English proficiency in speaking and writing
  • Bonus: Experience with performance and memory monitoring with tools such as Instruments
  • Bonus: Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect our app to back-end services (we use Parse Server)
  • Bonus: Some basic music making skills or at least a passion for music

What it’s like working at Soundbrenner:

You will work with an international team of very talented engineers in an intense work environment. As a result you will experience a steep learning curve and have the chance to grow in rapid speed together with the company. It will be quite fast paced and a hell of a lot of fun. Our CTO summarized it quite well:

If you are missing skills from the above list but believe that you can make up for it with great ambition, commitment and the ability to learn fast, we encourage you to apply.

At Soundbrenner we value justice and we value fairness. If you are capable of adding a lot of value to the company, you will be compensated accordingly. That’s why we are more than happy to offer you company equity as part of your pay. All you need to worry about is doing what you love to do: A great job.
The work we do at Soundbrenner has the potential to touch the life of every single musician on the planet.

If we are successful your work may influence an entire industry for the better. We love music and working on something that matters inspires us to give our best every single day.

Please send your application to [email protected] including your salary expectations and earliest starting date. Let us know who you are and which of your strengths make YOU the person we were looking for.
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